Will Long and Dani Baquet-Long present their mellow ambience structured by underlying geometry. Beginning with piano sonatas the duo have transformed their sound into wonderful drones and offer a relaxing meditative experience.
Celer's "Ariill" was a starting point for the two artists to produce original, melancholic music with a geometric and technical approach, at many times allowing the machines to compose on its own without previous sound examination.
Originating from improvisational piano sonatas, the husband and wife duo performed their entire pieces on the piano, allowing the keys to float into their triangular sound setup, and in the end produce a result that makes sound appear as if it is actually standing upright.
In the first self-titled track, Celer present the definition of their experiment. To understand this procedure the listener must think of a typical music track to be flowing from left to right, such as starting at 0:00 and continuing to the end, from left to right, just as is always displayed by any typical music player. From this point, at the end of the recording, the listener must think of the track being 'pulled upright' from the center. This is how it was originally recorded. The original beginning and ending are now indistinguishable in the center of the track, and the current beginning and ending finally only resemble each other.
The second self-titled track shows Celer demonstrating a continuous mix of shorter experiments, all having unknown geometrical shapes, flowing effortlessly into each other.
The entire release can also be enjoyed while reading the poetry written by Dani, which can be viewed on the album art. In addition to the poetry, Celer has provided a diagram to help understand their unique process.
Yotam Der Nicht Heilige
August 4, 2009
really it is.